Category Archives: Music

Elmo And The Styx, Be Fool. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

If you have experienced life pretty much looking down on people, judging people by the way they speak, dress, dream, then it has been a waste, there is no hope for your humanity, there is no desire left in you except that of wanting more of the same. To expect deference from those to whom you might have deigned inferior, to look them in the eye and say “And who are you again?” despite having known them for years, to expect faith when you have removed all hope, it does not make you someone’s better, it just means you are nothing but someone’s Fool.

The Emily Askew Band, Alchemy. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There is nothing bass metal about The Emily Askew Band, yet everything they have put down for their debut album, Alchemy, has the feeling of having a magic spell weaved around it, of succumbing to the incantations of the ancients and the charms of a dream summoned; the guild of sorcerers would have a gruelling time trying to match what is placed down in these scrolls and notes.

ME And Deboe, The End. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *

It is never The End, there is always something that pulls you back, a memory that keeps the person in your mind, a certain word, a phrase, a recall during the night that makes you smile, go red with embarrassment or perhaps have you reaching out for a hand that is not there anymore.

Tom Vamos, Magnet Shield. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

In life, there are so few things you can count upon to stay true to their original purpose or their standpoint and ethic; fluidity is a virtue but so is being able to stand tall and counter argue with passion why some are going off course and heading into the unknown, without a map, without a torch and without hope.

Villy Raze, Ignite. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Light the fuse and stand well back, do not be tempted to return to item without having read the manual, for once Villy Raze is lit, there is no holding him back and it is a pleasure to see the rocket cascade in a different set of colours in his new single Ignite.

Bob Leslie, Land And Sea. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

There is the ballad, the sense of purity in which a person declares love and affection for another soul, but knowing full well it could be thrown back in their face, that the embarrassment of opening up is only countered by the weight of possible disappointment.

Two Ways Home, Closest Stranger. E.P. Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Sometimes it isn’t the person that is next to your side fighting the same battles as you that is the person you confide an idea, a plan or a dream in, for any person who is that deeply entrenched in your life might find it difficult to understand that the way you see the world is not quite the way they view it, that there is more than one way home.

The 19th Street Band, The Things That Matter. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

We all understand The Things That Matter and yet as 21st Century beings we find ourselves continually cut adrift from them, we have cut so many ties to family, to friends, to the past and to nature, we have chased the Dollar, the Pound and the Euro, we have greedily sought to own more, abuse our bodies, as well as our surroundings, we have lost sight of The Things That Matter, so much so that it could be remarked that we have become shadows on a mural; inconsequential, pretty to look at but faded by remorse and Time.

Paul Anderson, The High Summit. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

It is the moment of high praise when listening to a set of instrumental songs on an album, that the person being serenaded by just sound can reflect on more than just colours, the shapes of aural description and the repose of the strings and brass offered; it is the highest of accolades when that music stirs the imagination and words flow invisibly, like ripples of poetry, down through each instrument and every bar.

Harriet!, Those Three Words/Just Sign. Single Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Those Three Words can hide a multitude of meanings, three little words which can profess so much and yet are often fumbled around in case of embarrassment or in case of rejection. We ask ourselves and those we have affection for to listen to be careful on how those words are used, in many cases we only ask for a Just Sign to appear, one of truth and one that Rocks.